A Nok Air plane got stuck at Buriram airport’s runway pior to its takeoff to Don Mueang airport in Bangkok this morning, obstructing all planes from landing and taking off.
Sommai Chaiyanij, director of Buriram airport said Nok Air plane on Flight DD9603 was stranded at the head of the runway as it was about to leave for Don Mueang, thus disrupting all flights from taking off and landing as the airport has only one runway.
He said the airport officials have already closed the runway for safety reasons.
Meanwhile Thai Air Asia’s Flight FD3522 which left Don Mueang this morning for Buriram was diverted to land safely at Roi Et airport and passengers were transported by buses to Buriram instead.
Nok Air has notified Buriram airport that it will send mechanics from Don Mueang to evacuate the stranded plane this afternoon and expected the airport could resume service again after 3.00pm today.